East Carolina Medical Associates engage in the identification of patients at increased risk of osteoporosis and fracture. To this end, our service as part of the annual preventive health visit evaluates the patient for bone density assessment.
As part of bone health, both genders are at increased risk, although women are at higher risk due to menopausal changes. Bone fracture increases the risk of loss of mobility and independence. There is also associated increased risk of impaired quality of life and mortality.
We at East Carolina Medical Associates encourage identification of such predisposition condition and engage in active treatment.